Just had a little chat with Daniel Zirilli. He told me Steven has NOT a cameo in the movie but has a major role. There is no trailer out yet. Daniel Zirilli is very happy with the final outcome and will keep me informed.
Looks very low budget like Perfect Weapon, but the locations are obviously nicer, a good change of scenery from Romania and dark small rooms.
No audio mix or color correction done. That one scene had very bad audio, I wonder if they'll use it as is or if they'll dub it with some other guy doing Seagal's lines?
Very happy to see no doubles, Seagal is out of the shadows, and even the camera angles are a bit better than usually, they didn't go crazy with the super high angles that are supposed to hide his double chin.
That being said Seagal looks as big as ever, but does seem more motivated. I think these shorter gigs where he gets to play the bad guy must be fun for him after almost 30 years of playing the lead. And less work obviously.
I'm still waiting to see a movie where he plays a bad guy or even a good guy who gets legitimately killed. In Executive Decsion he died in a heroic way, and in Machete he insisted on killing himself like some bad ass warrior.
It would be a change to see him die from just being shot or beaten to death. But would his ego allow for that?
In today's electronic world, stuff like this is always leaked, before a finished trailer is ready. While it may seem cool to see an advanced look, one must remember it is usually some kind of in house work print, or a special reel for investors or buyers, hence things like incomplete sound, f/x, etc.